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28 November

Distraction burglary is on the up - How to avoid getting caught out

Think that a burglary is more likely to take place when you're away from the property? A burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK and according to government statistics a whopping 59% of these burglaries actually occur when the victim is still in the property. The majority of these break-ins also happen in the evening with only 25% occurring at night when the victim is asleep.

One of the common techniques used by burglars in this scenario is distraction burglary. Read on to find out more about what distraction burglary is and how you can protect yourself from it.

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09 October

What to do if you get locked out of your property!

People accidentally locking themselves out of their house, car of even place of business happens a lot more often than you might think. If it's ever happened to you then you'll know how extremely stressful and worrying getting locked out can be.

Follow our 5 top tips for when you get locked out to ensure that you can get back into your home safely, in good time and without damaging anything or spending a fortune.

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09 October

Why it is so important to secure your vacant property

Often when a building is vacant the owner will be less concerned about the level of security on the property. Because if there are no tenants or belongings inside, then there's not really much there to protect - right? Unfortunately this isn't the case at all.

Read on to find out more about why securing a vacant property is absolutely essential and could potentially save you thousands of pounds and a lot of time and stress.

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02 September

5 ways to secure your home before you leave for your holidays

Recently we've heard many people talking about their upcoming holidays and what activities they've got planned to enjoy themselves whilst they are away. But imagine coming back from a perfectly relaxing or fun action-packed holiday to find that your home has been broken into. Unsurprisingly over 50% of break-ins take place when a property is unoccupied, so for many homeowners this scenario is all too familiar. Following our advice on the 5 things to do before you leave for your holidays can reduce the chance of a home security breach whilst you are away.

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02 September

What is lock snapping?

Lock snapping is a major problem in the Sheffield area and is on the increase. It is the break-in method used in almost every burglary now committed in the Sheffield borough, this has been reported by the police and also something that we have noticed through the call outs that we attend after a burglary. But what exactly is lock snapping and what can you do to prevent it?

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24 July

Faulty locks and your home insurance requirements

Are you concerned you may have a faulty door lock? Here are some questions that we are frequently asked about dealing with a broken lock and making sure you meet your insurance requirements.

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24 July

How to find a reputable locksmith

When choosing a locksmith it's really important to do your homework first. The locksmith you choose will be working on and protecting one of your most important assets and all of your belongings in it. It is therefore essential that you can trust them to do a good job.

But how do you know that the locksmith you use is credible and committed to delivering the best possible service? Here's our guide on how to find a locksmith in Sheffield that you can trust.

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05 November

Tilt and Slide Door Repairs Sheffield

Tilt and slide doors are a common fitting in the Sheffield area. If you have one of these doors and there is a problem with it, SF Locksmith specialise in the service and repair of tilt and slide doors in the Sheffield district.

Do not consider purchasing a new sliding patio door before receiving a free quote for a repair first. Your local double glazing installer will tell you that a repair is not possible, we will tell you different! And save you lots of cash.


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18 September

Emergency Locksmiths Sheffield

Are you in need of the services of an emergency locksmith in the Sheffield area? S F Locksmith are here to help. Our list of emergency services cover:

  • Locked Out
  • Lost Keys
  • Stolen Keys
  • Broken Locks
  • Burglary Repairs
  • Upvc Door Repairs
  • Broken Keys
  • Faulty Window Locks

We appreciate that if one of the above as happened to you, it can be an awkward position to be in and needs resolving quickly. Our aim would be to be with you as quickly as possible often within an hour and still provide a professional service.

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